Scripture Reading: Galatians 6:1-5; Romans 12:3; James 5:19-20; James 2:13
Most of us, at one time or another, have had someone in our lives who encouraged us. Perhaps it was a parent, teacher, coach or pastor. There are few things in life as meaningful as a timely word of encouragement that builds us up and helps us through hard times.
Over my years of ministry, I have found that a voice of encouragement can be life-affirming, while a voice of discouragement can wield a mortal blow. People must always choose which voice they'll be.
As we encourage, we should always speak truth. Discouragement is so often built on a lie, driven by the wrong information. When we encourage people with the truth, we show them we truly care.
So go on and let the people that are important to you know they are important. Share with them how they encourage you and have impacted your life! Be a source of encouragement to them today!